The 4th Annual Run for Recovery 5K is a benefit run/walk to celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month and raise funds to support STAR Council on Substance Abuse. Since 1981, STAR (Solutions Toward Addiction Recovery) Council has been quietly providing needs services to those families suffering from substance abuse challenges. We are a 501c3 charitable organization whose motto is "Making a difference, one family at a time." Our team of dedicated professional educators and counselors is passionate about providing prevention, intervenrtion and treatment services to Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Wichita, Wilbrager, WIse and Young county residents.
Primarily funded by contracts from the Department ofState Health Services (DSHS) and matching funds from the United Ways of the supported counties, each year STAR Council provides Life Skills Training to 6.713 students in 68 school as well as intervention services for up to 200 "At-Risk Youth" and specialized education and counseling for children whose parents are in out treatment programs. These nationally recognized programs increase the youth's resilience to the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. This year our Treatment Programs, including Youth, Adult, Specialized Female, and Co-Occuring Mental and Substance Abuse programs will help over 966 community members understand, find and keep sobriety.
About the trail:
The Bosque River Trail is a concrete walking and biking trail running along the north bank of the Bosque RIver in Stephenville. The trail measures 8,000 feet long, about 1.5 miles , and is both open and woodeed at various points. River ciews are available along the route.
To complete the required 3.1 miles, participants will run.walk from teh Stephenvill City Park to the end of the trail behind the Graham Street Church of Christ Family Center, then run/walk back to the Stephenville City Park.
Refreshments will be provided in the Large Pavilion following the race.